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Massage Modalities

Acupressure
Acupuncture
Alexander
Aromatherapy
Ayurvedic
Colonic
Cranio-Sacral
Deep Tissue
Feldenkrais
Hot Stone
Lomi Lomi
Neuromuscular
Polarity
Posture Perfect
Pregnancy
Reflexology
Reiki
Rolfing
Shiatsu
Spa massage
Swedish
Thai
Thalassotherapy
Trager
Trigger Point
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An Introduction to
Ayurvedic Massage Therapy

 

Ayurvedic Healing - is an ancient Indian science of life whose purpose is to allow one to understand his/her constitutional makeup and choose the diet and living condition best suited to his/her particular needs. This system uses only natural means of treatment and prevention of disease through herbs, oils, minerals, massage, heat, water, yoga, meditation, elimination therapy, diet, and life style management.

In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda consists of the words ayus, meaning 'life', and veda, meaning 'related to knowledge' or 'science'.

An Ayurvedic Massage is done using comfortably warm massage oil. The Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Oil Massage) should be done on a daily basis. The benefits include: